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#2684025 Mrazek avoids arbitration... signs 2 year deal

Posted by F.Michael on Today, 10:16 AM

Now hopefully Howard will be placed on the expansion draft list next summer.

#2683926 DeKeyser re-signed to a 6 year deal

Posted by Wing-in-avs-town on Yesterday, 09:14 AM

The corner stone of our defense for years to come, I like it!

#2683918 DeKeyser re-signed to a 6 year deal

Posted by VM1138 on Yesterday, 09:00 AM

Right about perfect. That's the going rate for a second pair guy, and he's a very good one, and that should be a still in a few years.

#2683888 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by DickieDunn on 25 July 2016 - 10:24 PM

I tried to make a trade, but nobody would give me a good player for Pulkkinen and a 5th rounder pick so I couldn't. - Ken Holland

#2683727 Hall of Fame Worthy

Posted by DickieDunn on 24 July 2016 - 10:17 AM

He was voted the best Russian, ahead of Malkin and Ovechkin, in 13 and was widely regarded as one of the top 3 players from the 04-05 lockout until injuries started showing him down. Announcers on national broadcasts generally called him arguably the best because of his defense, and most people agree he'd have scored a lot more if he had wanted to.

#2683722 Hall of Fame Worthy

Posted by DickieDunn on 24 July 2016 - 09:22 AM

Crosby Malkin and Ovechkin scored more. Datsyuk was still the better player.

#2683547 Brad Richards Retires

Posted by amato on 20 July 2016 - 10:26 PM

Congrats on a great career. Hope he enjoys a happy retirement.

#2683601 Fans rank front offices....Wings 21st

Posted by roboturner on 21 July 2016 - 05:47 PM

21st....sounds about right. How the turn tables....turn.


Look, I don't like what Kenny's been doing lately. And there are plenty of people who (with good reason) think that Yzerman in one of if not the best GM in the game right now.


But I am kinda wary of saying things like "If only Steve could have taken over the Wings..."

The situations are quite different to be making a GM-to-GM comparison, as if all the great moves that he made in Tampa (and the moves Nill makes in Dallas for that matter) would have worked out in Detroit. It's a different organization, the teams have different players in different stages of their careers and contracts. They have different assets and different prospects, ect...


I know they are both under a lot of pressure, it comes with the job. But I think it was probably a good thing for Yzerman's GM career and development that he wasn't under the extreme pressure of being the GM of the team to which he was an icon for 2 decades. I don't know that he would have handled things here the same way he handled them in Tampa (just to be clear, he might have done things the same, he might not have. I just don't know, just wanted to say it again), But I'm guessing that being with a different organization would make it a lot easier to manage the team without having to worry about his legacy as a Red Wing.


That being said, I still wish he was working for the Wings. The guy is very intelligent, thorough, adaptable (even back to his playing days), negotiated his last few contracts by himself, doesn't let emotion get in the way of what's best for the team (Drouin, St. Lous), ect..


Is he the best GM in the league? I don't know.

Is he in the top 5 (maybe even top 3)? I'd say yes, absolutely.

And where is Holland? 21st. Right where he belongs.

#2683573 Should any of #91, #13, #40, #30 be retired? Poll/Discussion

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 21 July 2016 - 12:29 PM

Can we all agree that if Stu Grimson's 32 isn't retired, nobody else's number should be?  


81GP (including playoffs) 




#2683607 Fans rank front offices....Wings 21st

Posted by DickieDunn on 21 July 2016 - 07:16 PM

The moves Holland as been making aren't geared towards winning the Cup, they're geared towards just making the playoffs and keeping the band together. If a GM can't move on from guys like Helm and Miller, who can he move on from?

#2683606 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by Jacksoni on 21 July 2016 - 06:43 PM


Why do you refuse to believe Holland would trade a prospect for a dwindling player to come play in Detroit and retire?


We should open some sort of retirement home for all these oldtimers and long term injury players we have. A club house of sorts where fans could come visit to say hello. Taking a few brewskies with Franzen, Cleary and Alfie while they're lamenting of aches and dissatisfactions over falling apart.

#2683474 Should any of #91, #13, #40, #30 be retired? Poll/Discussion

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 19 July 2016 - 11:58 AM

What about the old argument that if you have to debate it, that means that person shouldn't be in the rafters?

#2683472 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by krsmith17 on 19 July 2016 - 11:23 AM

Both are contributing factors. If you don't have skilled players on the penalty kill, you should play it safe. The problem is, we have the skilled players to put on the penalty kill, so that we don't have to play it safe...


Of course, the main objective of a penalty kill, is to... kill the penalty, but being aggressive can lead to much more than a successful penalty kill. Aggressiveness will lead to scoring opportunities going the other way, and on occasion, that will lead to short-handed goals... I just hate the sit-back, passive approach, where all we're trying to do is get in lanes and block shots. Be more aggressive and when an opportunity presents itself, you take it. But in order to do that, you need the right guys on the ice, aka skilled players, not "gritty" players...

#2683453 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by DickieDunn on 18 July 2016 - 10:30 PM

Anyone who thinks Mantha or AA has a chance of making the opening night roster barring injuries hasn't been paying attention for the last 7 years

#2683385 Wings file for abitration with Peter Mrazek

Posted by kliq on 17 July 2016 - 11:31 PM

Vasilevskiy money for Mrazek is ridiculous. $3.5 million? Darren Helm makes more than that lmao. 


Mrazek was easily the MVP between December and beginning of Feb last season. $4-5 million wouldn't be surprising. Anything above $5 is an overpayment. 


We'll see what happens. 


Anderson got 5 million in TO for 5 years. I could see that being a comparable.


Anderson was 22-9-7 with a 2.30 GAA and 91.9 Save %.


Mrazek was 27-16-5 with a 2.33 GAA and 92.1 Save %